Readings at the Edge of Literature
Throughout these essays Jehlen demonstrates the crucial role that the process of writing itself plays in unfolding these paradoxes, whether in the form of novels by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Virginia Woolf; the histories of Captain John Smith; or even a work of architecture, such as the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.
1. "Imitate Jesus and Socrates" - The Making of a Good American
2. J. Hector St. John Crèvecoeur - A Monarcho-Anarchist in Revolutionary America
3. The Novel and the Middle Class in America
4. The Family Militant - Domesticity versus Slavery in Uncle Tom's Cabin
5. Banned in Concord - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Classic American Literature
6. The Ties that Bind - Race and Sex in Puddn'head Wilson
7. Archimedes and the Paradox of Feminist Criticism
8. Why Did the European Cross the Ocean?
9. History before the Fact - The Underdetermined John Smith
10. History beside the Fact - What We Learn from A True and Exact History of Barbadoes
11. An Empire of One's Own - Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out
12. Guggenheim in Bilbao